Beginners’ Spanish: Getting around
Beginners’ Spanish: Getting around

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Beginners’ Spanish: Getting around

10.5 Test your communicative skills

Actividad 10.6

Part 1

You are at the Hotel Francisco Aguirre in La Serena. Listen to and follow the directions given by the receptionist to find the following places. Where are they located on the map? If you download/print the image, mark them with the numbers 1 to 4.

Escuche y siga las indicaciones.

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Pista 56
You’re a guest at the Hotel Franciso Aguirre in La Serena in Chile. You ask the receptionish for directions around the city. Listen to what she says.
Escuche las indicaciones desde el Hotel
¿Para ir a la catedral?
¡Como no! Siga todo recto por esta calle, la calle Cordovez, tome la segunda a la izquierda, y la catedral está ahí, en la Plaza Diego de Almagro.
¿La iglesia de Santo Domingo?
Bueno, claro es esta iglesia, enfrente del hotel.
¿El parque Pedro de Valdivia? Sí, claro, es este parque tan grande, entre la avenida Pedro Pérez Muñoz y la Avenida Juan Bohon. Aquí mismo, a dos pasos.
¿El hospital? Si, pero , ¿está bien?
Sí, estoy bien, estoy muy bieen
El hospital, bueno siga por esta calle Cordovez, tome la tercera a la derecha, siga recto por la calle Balmaceda, el hospital está a unos cinco minutos. Está al lado de la capilla San Juan de Dios]
-Pero oiga, ¿Qué le pasa? Oiga, Socorro, ambulancia, una ambulancia…
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Hotel Franciso Aguirre in La Serena in Chile
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  • (a)  La catedral (1)

  • (b)  La Iglesia de Santo Domingo (2)

  • (c)  El Parque Pedro de Valdivia (3)

  • (d)  El hospital (4)

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Part 2

Now you are in one of the restaurants in the market and a stranger asks you how to get to the Plaza de Armas. Give her directions.


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Cruce la calle y tome la primera calle a la derecha, la calle Prat, siga todo recto, y la Plaza de Armas es la tercera calle a la izquierda, es la cuarta cuadra.

Revision tip

Imagine that you have visitors to your town. Choose the four places that you would recommend they visit and record yourself giving them directions from your house.

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